The Links at Spanish Bay was the first true links course built in America in many decades, but it took years for conveyor belts to deposit sand atop exposed bed rock to return this mined-out sand quarry back to a linkland site. The trio of designers, playfully dubbed "The Holy Trinity," thoughtfully shaped an 18 that looks natural, plays strategically and is sensitive to the coastal wetland environment.
100 Greatest: Ranked 95th, 1991-'92. Ranked 99th, 1997-'98.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked from 2013 through 2018.
Highest ranking: No. 186, 2013-'14.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked since inaugural edition in 2003-'04.
Highest ranking: No. 44, 2017-'18.
Previous ranking: No. 53.
2023-'24 ranking: No. 48.
Best in State: Ranked in the top 30 in all editions.
2023-'24 ranking: 32nd.
Previous ranking: 29th.